PHOTO: ISPRChief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has paid rich tributes to the sacrifices of martyrs, saying that the Pakistan Army has always stood for its people in all testing times. It is the Pakistan Army that has always stood for its people whether it is a flood, a hurricane or an earthquake. You will find the Pakistan Army at all testing times," the military's media wing quoted the COAS as saying. "The great heirs of the martyrs, ghazi officers and soldiers, general officers, recipients of SI(M) and my brave soldiers, peace be upon you!" "The Pakistan Army is the only army in the world who has been successful in eradicating terrorism.
May 19, 2022 01:02 UTC
Located in the Indian Ocean southwest of the Bay of Bengal, the pear-shaped South Asian Island nation Sri Lanka is in the throes of its worst-ever economic and political crisis. He also proposed selling off Sri Lankan Airlines as part of an effort to stabilize the nation’s finances. Cut in fertilizer importsBefore the ban, Sri Lanka used to spend around US$ 400 million annually on fertilizer imports. Of the total tourists who visited Sri Lanka till February, Russians accounted for 15.8% and Ukrainians accounted for 8.7%. About 167,863 Chinese tourists visited Sri Lanka in 2019, according to a report published by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority.
May 19, 2022 00:00 UTC
When conviction was close, the corrupt were provided cover. Now dollars can be loaded into private aircrafts and flown out of the country unhindered, providing complete cover for money laundering. The current regime of the ‘Crime Minister’ has so far performed to its own agenda of ‘Cover for the Corrupt’. The corrupt have been provided a cover but they stand marked and exposed. The current regime of the ‘ Crime Minister ‘ has so far performed to its own agenda of ‘Cover for the Corrupt’.
May 18, 2022 21:59 UTC
The Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames aren’t going to make any significant changes to how they play. — In their final 38 games the Oilers and Flames each had 55 points. Last season v. the Jets, because of all the overtime games, McDavid averaged 30:24/game. The Oilers won in seven games in 1984 and 1991, while Calgary won in seven in 1986. Edmonton won 5-1 and Calgary won 9-5.
May 18, 2022 21:41 UTC
ISLAMABAD – A two-day special COVID-19 booster dose administration campaign concluded in the capital on Wednesday. The main objective of the campaign was to encourage COVID-19 vaccine booster uptake. During the campaign, 16 camps were established, in addition, to already established COVID-19 vaccination centers, from where citizens got booster doses. The CDC, NIH, and Ministry of National Health Services urged the public and private offices to instruct their officials to get COVID-19 booster shots to enhance immunity against the virus.
May 18, 2022 21:36 UTC
The banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Wednesday announced an extension in a ceasefire with the government of Pakistan. In a statement, TTP spokesman Mohammad Khurasani said that the ceasefire would remain in place until May 30. “The committees called for a ceasefire by both sides in light of the ongoing talks. Therefore, keeping in view the demand, both sides have announced a ceasefire until May 30,” he said. “The Islamic Emirate Afghanistan, in a good faith, is making efforts to take the process forward.
May 18, 2022 17:53 UTC
Govt is committed to serve nation providing health, employment & social safety: ShaziaMinister of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Ms. Shazia Marri says the government is committed to serve the nation providing health, employment and social safety under the leadership of leaders of allied parties. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Wednesday evening along PPP leader Faisal Karim Kundi, she said that the general public during the tenure of previous government has faced inflation, unemployment and other huge difficulties in the country. She said the inflation ratio was risen at historical stage during Imran Khan's tenure and his governing style posed a threat to the country as he accepted the most risky conditions of the IMF and borrowed historic loans. Addressing at the event Faisal Karim Kundi said that Imran Khan should also tell the nation about the performance of his government. He said PTI Chairman has right to hold a meeting but he should not make baseless allegations.
May 18, 2022 12:32 UTC
Islamabad – The government will install Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FPV) with the capacity of upto 340MW on Tarbela reservoir and Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Generation Complex, it is learnt reliably here on Tuesday. According the source, under the first project Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FPV) with the generation capacity of 300MW will be installed at two different locations of Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Complex. The source said that the World Bank (WB) has agreed to provide Rs56.697 billion for the installation of 300MW Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FPV) on Water Bodies in Ghazi Hydropower Generation Complex. The total cost of the project is Rs59.775 billion and the World Bank has provided commitment financing the 300MW Solar FPV Project at Ghazi Barotha ponds through soft loan. The source said that first the PC-I for the installation of 300MW Floating Solar Photovoltaic (FPV) on Water Bodies in Tarbela Ghazi Hydropower Generation Complex would be presented to the Central Development Working Party for approval.
May 18, 2022 11:24 UTC
Pakistan Cricket Board. Photo: PCB.com.pkPCB is evaluating options to play in tri-nation T20 series in New Zealand. Pakistan cricket team is invited to participate in three-nation T20 event in New Zealand. "England will have to inform us about the T20 series schedule at the earliest so that we can go ahead with our plans to confirm and participate in the T20 tri series," the official said. From September 1 to 17, the national cricket team will be engaged in the Asia Cup T20 to be held in Sri Lanka.
May 18, 2022 11:23 UTC
The confirmation was provided by a Pakistan Cricket Board officialThe Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is considering accepting the invitation to play a T20 tri-nation series in New Zealand ahead of the T20 World Cup later this year. The proposal was initiated by New Zealand during the ICC conference; the other two teams that were offered to participate in the tri-nation series were Bangladesh and Pakistan. Speaking to Express, a PCB official confirmed that Pakistan is likely to participate in the series as it will help players prepare better for the T20 World Cup. Before reaching New Zealand, Bangladesh will travel to Australia for a weeklong camp in Adelaide, where they will play T20 practice matches against local sides in September. The World Cup starts October 16, with the Super 12s, of which Bangladesh and New Zealand are a part, starting October 22.
May 18, 2022 10:30 UTC
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court’s ruling on dissident lawmakers for “salvaging” the nation’s flagging morality which he alleged had come under attack from the PMLN-led coalition government. "Supreme Court judges, it is your responsibility to hear their cases." Imran also urged the Supreme Court to order an inquiry into the recent death of FIA officer Dr Mohammad Rizwan, who died of an alleged cardiac arrest. He accused his successor Shehbaz Sharif of “polishing boots” of military and the US to grab power. Imran said he was "carefully planning" the date of his upcoming Islamabad march and would unveil it in days to come.
May 18, 2022 05:04 UTC
A PCB official told ‘The News’ that New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has invited Pakistan team to compete in the three-nation tournament in the first half of October 2022. “Yes, I can confirm that the PCB has received an invitation to participate in the three-nation T20 event also involving Bangladesh. The reason for the PCB’s reluctance to confirm the participation is the scheduled tour of England team to Pakistan. We don’t know at this point of time as when the England team is to arrive as the schedule is yet to be finalised. “England will have to inform us about the T20 series schedule at the earliest so that we can go ahead with our plans to confirm and participate in the T20 tri series,” the official said.
May 18, 2022 01:04 UTC
The Supreme Court of Pakistan has said that the vote of dissenting lawmakers will not be counted in parliament as the top court expressed its opinion on presidential reference seeking interpretation of Article 63-A. In view of the Supreme Court opinion, the fate of the Punjab government hangs in the balance as it was formed with the help of dissenting PTI lawmakers. The attorney general said Article 63-A outlined the process of proceedings against lawmakers over violation of party policies. He added Imran had issued a statement before taking a vote of confidence from his party members following the Senate defeat. “Imran had said he would go if his party members refused to vote for him,” the AGP added.
Source:The Express Tribune
May 17, 2022 23:35 UTC
RAWALPINDI – Security forces killed two most-wanted terrorists belonging to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Boya area of North Waziristan. According to a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), weapon and ammunition was also recovered from the terrorists. “On night 16 / 17 May 2022, fire exchange took place between security forces and terrorists in general area Boya, North Waziristan District,” the ISPR said. “During intense exchange of fire, two terrorists got killed.” The dead were identified as terrorist commander Rasheed alias Jabir and terrorist Abdul Salam alias Chamtoo. These terrorists remained actively involved in terrorist activities in the area, ISPR said.
May 17, 2022 23:01 UTC
QUETTA – The local Met Office has forecast hot and dry weather for most parts of Balochistan during the next 24 hours. According to the Met Office, the minimum temperature in Quetta was recorded at 14.5 degrees centigrade and 08.0 degrees centigrade in Ziarat on Tuesday.
May 17, 2022 22:41 UTC